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Winds waves & warriors : battling the surf at Normandy, Tarawa, Inchon / Thomas M. Mitchell.

Author/Creator:
Mitchell, Thomas, 1936- author.
Other Title:
Wind waves and warriors
Publication:
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 154 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Military oceanography -- United States.
Amphibious warfare -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Amphibious operations.
Marine meteorology.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
Tarawa, Battle of, Kiribati, 1943.
Inchon Landing, Inchʻŏn, Korea, 1950.
United States -- History, Military.
Inchon Landing (Korea : 1950).
Korean War (1950-1953).
Tarawa, Battle of (Kiribati : 1943).
World War (1939-1945).
Amphibious warfare.
Military campaigns.
Military oceanography.
France -- Normandy.
Kiribati.
Korea.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Military history.
Summary:
"Winds, Waves, and Warriors examines the oceanographic conditions that U.S. military planners considered, or should have considered, when landing troops and vehicles on the beach at three historic amphibious assaults: Normandy, Tarawa, and Inchon. Oceanographer Thomas M. Mitchell brings welcome insight into a little-studied yet extraordinary aspect of ground warfare by explaining why certain tidal and weather conditions existed at those specific places and times, and how they affected the army and marine foot soldiers fighting to get ashore"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Prelude to Normandy
Training oceanographic meteorologists
Low spring tide at Normandy
Surf forecasting for resupply after D-Day
Beach terrain
Neap tide at bloody Tarawa
High spring tide at Inchon.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-148) and index.
ISBN:
9780807172230
0807172235
OCLC:
1090972564
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